Washington would have you believe Huawei’s official history is a sham — that Huawei is effectively a creation of the Chinese government and that its success is based on Ren Zhengfei’s close ties to intelligence units within the People’s Liberation Army.
Huawei’s leadership unequivocally rejects the suggestion.
While Huawei’s origins and its independence are in dispute, its accomplishments and ambitions are not.
Huawei has taken an early lead in developing the next generation of wireless technology, 5G, with its promise of quantum leaps in connectivity.
Should Huawei maintain and extend that lead while also advancing on other fronts, it and, by extension, China could be first to produce a new generation of sensitive military systems, smart grids, autonomous transportation vehicles and other crucial products and processes.